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Magnetic and Electrical Separation
Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 69-82

Enrichment of the Manganese Content by Wet High Intensity Magnetic Separation From Chikla Manganese Ore, India

Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar 751013, Orissa, India

Received 22 July 1997; Accepted 5 September 1997

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Manganese ores from Chikla region, Bhandara district, Maharastra, India, by and large are low and medium grade types and need beneficiation to utilise them in ferromanganese industry. Isodynamic separation followed by chemical characterisation of ores from this region indicated their susceptibility to Mn enrichment. Details of characterisation, heavy media and magnetic separation studies carried out on a medium grade manganese ore, containing 44% Mn, 7.8% Fe and 22% acid insolubles, from the Chikla region are presented. By processing the material on a wet high intensity magnetic separator, a product with 51% Mn at 95% recovery could be obtained.